In our business, we see three types of small businesses when it comes to backup and disaster recovery plans: the ones who have a great plan in place and know it, the ones who think they have a great backup plan and don’t, and the others who haven’t given it any consideration at all.
If you fall into that first category, then you’ve done the smart thing for your company already. And if you fall into the third category and haven’t developed any kind of backup and disaster recovery plan, then stop reading this article and call us right now – the future of your business is too important.
For everyone else, here are three questions to ask about your backup and disaster recovery plan to ensure that it is as strong as it could be:
1. Are you sure it’s backing up everything you need? A surprising number of backup plans only include basic files like customer data or billing information. That’s a good start, but most businesses need more (like applications, web files, etc.) following a major technology loss.
2. How do you know that your backups are accessible? It isn’t enough to back up the data you need; it’s also important that the backups themselves be tested from time to time. You would be shocked to know how common it is to see archived files that aren’t valid and can’t actually be restored.
3. Are you protected in the event of damage to your office or facility? If your backup files are onsite on a tape drive, or flash drives, then you are inviting disaster. Make sure your files are also being stored at another location, in case something happens to your office.
If you need a stronger backup and disaster recovery plan for your company, call us today to talk about your options. We provide the most efficient Information Technology Services and work closely with our customers to provide solutions to their unique requirements. Call us today toll free at 888-886-8359 to get started with your free consultation!